Food & Wine

Vietnamese street food


Posted on: 8th February, 2016 in A Flavour of West Cork

This is great recipe to perk your taste buds up, a little bit of sunshine to brighten February. Banh Xeo are the most delicious Vietnamese savoury pancakes. They are fried until crispy then rolled up in salad leaves with mint...

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Macroom Buffalo Mozzarella named the Reserve Champion at the Irish Cheese Awards 2015

macroom cheese

Posted on: 1st December, 2015 in Food & Wine

Macroom Buffalo Mozzarella, by Macroom Buffalo Cheese based in Clonclud, Macroom, has been named the Reserve Champion for the best ‘other milk’ cheese at The Irish Cheese Awards 2015. 36 Irish cheesemakers were awarded at the most prestigious awards in...

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Get a taste of Spain at The Winery this winter


Posted on: 3rd November, 2015 in Food & Wine

The Winery on Asna Square, in the heart of Clonakilty, is a venue for all seasons. Catching the afternoon and late evening sun, its outdoor tables buzzed all Summer long, as customers enjoyed leisurely conversations over a glass of wine...

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West Cork fishmonger to compete for title of BIM Young Fishmonger 2016

Peter Shanahan

Posted on: 5th October, 2015 in Food & Wine

Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), the Irish Sea Fisheries Board has announced the shortlist for the BIM Young Fishmonger 2016 competition. West Cork will be represented by Peter Shanahan, Fresh Fish Seafood Deli, Rosscarbery. The other finalists in the competition are...

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West Cork awaits foodies and fun lovers

A Taste of West Cork Festival launch pictured at Baltimore on 22nd July 2015.
Photography by: Emma Jervis

Posted on: 4th August, 2015 in Food & Wine

The annual and wonderful A Taste of West Cork Food Festival will take place once again from September 4 to 13. With events from Bandon to Beara, over 32 of the region’s scenic towns and villages and more than 80...

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A good recipe for friendship


Posted on: 4th August, 2015 in Food & Wine

Foodies and friends, Bridget Healy (co-founder of Café Paradiso) and Caitlin Ruth (Head Chef at Deasy’s Restaurant in Ring) chat to Mary O’Brien about making food and a life for themselves in West Cork. Bridget Healy and Caitlin Ruth have...

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In the kitchen with Clodagh McKenna

Clo Cooking with Cabbage

Posted on: 4th August, 2015 in Food & Wine

Chef, restaurateur, television personality and food writer, Clodagh McKenna has journeyed a long way since she first started out on a stall at the farmer’s markets in West Cork, which incidentally she looks back on as being one of the...

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A little gem

Hake with croquettes and stuffed courgette flower

Posted on: 4th August, 2015 in Food & Wine

Already lauded by John and Sally McKenna, who described Pilgrim’s as being “the talk of West Cork” in their guide ‘10 Holiday Secrets’, the innovative menu at Pilgrim’s also made quite an impression on Ballymaloe’s Darina Allen, who featured it...

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